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National Debt Tracker: American taxpayers (you) are now on the hook for $34,861,321,658,685.01 as of 7/11/24

The U.S. national debt is climbing at a rapid pace and has shown no signs of slowing down, despite the growing criticism of massive levels of government spending. The national debt — which measures what the U.S. owes its creditors — fell to $34,861,321,658,685.01 as of Thursday afternoon, according to the latest numbers published by the Treasury Department. That is down about $23 billion from…

Police in Italy seize $1M worth of ‘oily substance’ falsely marketed as ‘extra virgin olive oil’

In an effort to curb fraudsters, Italian authorities have recently nailed some suspects who were creating faulty olive oil to sell for profit. With search warrants, police searched 18 garages and warehouses, finding 71 tons of an “oily substance” marketed as “extra virgin olive oil” in cans and tanks in the Puglia region, according to a recent press release issued by the Carabinieri, an Italian…

Nicolas Cage’s son arrested for assault after turning himself in

Nicolas Cage’s son, Weston Cage, was arrested on a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon after turning himself in on a warrant issued earlier this year. Fox News Digital confirmed from a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson that Weston walked into the 77th precinct during the early hours of Wednesday, July 10. He has since been released on bond.  The 33-year-old was booked…

NBC’s Chuck Todd says Biden’s ‘entire narrative’ will erode if he stays in race: ‘His ambition comes first’

NBC News chief political analyst Chuck Todd offered some sharp criticism of President Biden, predicting his entire “biography” will be revisited if the embattled Democrat refuses to bow out of the presidential race. On Wednesday’s installment of his podcast “The Chuck Toddcast,” Todd began by calling out Biden for heavily implying during the 2020 presidential election that he intended to be a one-term president when…

Kamala Harris moves ahead of Biden as predicted Democratic nominee in betting markets

Vice President Kamala Harris surpassed President Biden as the candidate most likely to become the Democratic Party’s 2024 nominee in betting markets on Thursday, as pressure mounts for Biden to drop out of the race against former President Trump. PredictIt’s traders give Harris a 44% chance of leading the Democrats’ presidential ticket this fall, while Biden’s chances fell to 38%. On Wednesday, Biden led Harris…

Uber expands boat services in Europe this summer

Uber is broadening its services this summer, launching a new way for visitors to travel around Europe. The ride-share service has announced they will be offering boat services in Ibiza, Venice, Athens, Paris, Corfu and Santorini. The concept allows users to book private yacht excursions or order boats as a taxi service through the Uber app.  NEW YORK TO ROLL OUT SMALL SHAMPOO BOTTLE BAN…

Growing list of Obama allies, former advisers look to sink Biden re-election bid

A growing list of close allies and former advisers to President Obama are looking to sink President Biden’s re-election bid. The cascade began with former Obama adviser David Axelrod sounding the alarm following Biden’s dismal debate performance last month, and was followed by a group of former advisers known as the “Obama bros” during their time working at the White House, as well as actor…

375-pound great-grandfather sea turtle released back into Florida ocean after rehab

A sea turtle has been sent back into the ocean off the coast of Florida after recovering from some serious wounds.  Bubba is a 375-pound loggerhead sea turtle who was found by biologists with Inwater Research in St. Lucie County, Florida, on April 10. Biologists noticed the large animal had injuries on both of his front flippers, so they stepped in to help.  TEXAS AQUARIUM…

Inflation unexpectedly falls to 3% in June

Inflation cooled more than expected in June, a welcome sign for the Federal Reserve even as prices remained uncomfortably high for millions of Americans. The Labor Department on Thursday said that the consumer price index (CPI), a broad measure of how much everyday goods like gasoline, groceries and rent cost, dropped 0.1% in June from the previous month. Prices remain up 3% from the same…

Costco hiking membership fees for first time in 7 years

It will soon cost more to be a part of the club. On Wednesday, Costco Wholesale announced plans to increase annual membership fees by $5 to $10 in the U.S. and Canada, effective Sept. 1. It is the first time in seven years the retail giant has done so. The annual fee, last raised in June 2017, would increase by $5 to $65 for “gold…

10 volunteer opportunities to take advantage of this summer

School’s out for summer! This means students of all ages have some time off from learning and more time to participate in other things.  Summer is the perfect time to volunteer. With so many unique volunteering opportunities, there is sure to be something that fits your interests.  In addition to helping better the lives of others, volunteering can also be a great opportunity to explore…

‘Sugar daddy’ slayed by 2 women after severing his thumb, using it to buy drugs, booze on cash apps: police

Two women have been charged with murdering and dismembering a man in Washington, D.C., in April, with one of them then using his severed thumb to steal money from his bank account to splurge on Uber rides, marijuana and booze, court documents and police reveal. Tiffany Taylor Gray, 22, was arrested in Maryland earlier this month on a warrant for first-degree murder while armed for the…

Pennsylvania man allegedly killed, dismembered transgender teen he met on LGBTQ dating site: docs

A Pennsylvania man is behind bars after he allegedly lured a transgender teen into the woods and dismembered the victim last month after meeting on an online dating app. DaShawn Watkins, 29, is charged in the death of 14-year-old Pauly Likens, who was last seen on June 22 and reported missing by a family member on June 25, according to a criminal complaint filed with…

Fetterman doubles down on support for Biden amid calls for him to withdraw: ‘He’s been a great president’

Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., doubled down on his support for President Biden after his highly criticized debate performance last month.  Fetterman told Fox News host Jesse Watters Wednesday on “Jesse Watters Primetime” he realizes Biden isn’t as sharp as he was a few years ago, but it doesn’t change his support for the commander-in-chief. “I really don’t think I’ve seen anything that makes me want…

US Olympic breakdancer Sunny Choi talks blooming partnership with wellness brand

Sunny Choi is about to enter a summer of firsts. It will be the first time she has represented the United States in the Olympics and the first time breakdancing, better known as breaking, will be an Olympic sport. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXBUSINESS.COM As she builds momentum heading into the Paris Games, Choi partnered with Blume, a health and wellness company…

Crypto leaders meet with Biden adviser, lawmakers to address regulatory tensions

Heavy hitters from the $2 trillion cryptocurrency industry met with a senior White House official in Washington D.C. on Wednesday to voice their frustration about the Biden administration’s regulatory crackdown on the industry and whether their fraught relationship can be mended. The event was held at the Willard hotel, located within walking distance of the White House. It was hosted by a pair of prominent Democrats,…

Schumer reaffirms support for Biden in wake of report he’s open to president’s ouster as 2024 nominee

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., says he’s still backing Joe Biden after reportedly signaling to Democrat donors that he is open to replacing the president at the top of the 2024 ticket. Axios, citing three sources, reported that since Biden’s debate performance late last month, Schumer has been listening to donors’ ideas and suggestions that the best way for the party to move forward…

Ex-Clinton aide Huma Abedin engaged to George Soros’ son

Former top Clinton aide and MSNBC contributor Huma Abedin is getting married to Alex Soros, the son of billionaire Democratic megadonor George Soros. The liberal lovebirds announced their engagement on social media with Soros sharing a photo of himself down on one knee.  “This happened…we couldn’t be happier, more grateful, or more in love,” Soros wrote in an Instagram post.  MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR, LONGTIME CLINTON AIDE…

Texas residents turn to Whataburger app to track power outages amid Hurricane Beryl devastation

As Texans grapple with Hurricane Beryl, many have found an unexpected way to decipher where the lights are still on.  Some residents appear to be turning to the Whataburger app to track power outages in the Lone Star State. The fast-food restaurant chain’s app shows its over 700 locations across the state, pinpointing whether the locations are open or closed. OVER 2M TEXANS OUT OF…

Mortgage refinance falls again, despite homeowners sitting on $17T in equity

American homeowners are sitting on a record $17 trillion in equity, yet the rapid rise in mortgage rates over the past two years has prevented many of them from tapping their equity in order to refinance. Data published Wednesday by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) shows that demand for refinancing slid 2% last week as mortgage rates remain near a two-decade high. Refinance applications remain…

Manhunt in UK for suspect with crossbow ends after wife, 2 daughters of BBC commentator killed in home

A manhunt came to an end on Wednesday in north London, for a man believed to be armed with a crossbow after three women, later identified as the wife and two daughters of the BBC commentator John Hunt, were killed inside a suburban home. Kyle Clifford, 26, was identified as the suspect in the triple murder, which is believed to have involved a crossbow and…

Florida teen bitten by shark says there’s nothing to be afraid of after ‘really rare’ incident

A 14-year-old boy who was bitten by a shark during a Florida lifeguard training drill this week is now speaking out about the incident, saying that he doesn’t think “there’s really anything to be scared of.” Volusia County Beach Safety officials confirmed to Fox News Digital that the attack involving Dempsey Manhart unfolded in Ponce Inlet on Monday, where he was bitten on the right…

Kaulig Companies Championship excited for charitable efforts just as much as PGA Tour Champions golf this week

The PGA Tour Champions, the men’s professional senior golf tour for players age 50 and older, has five majors on its schedule each year compared to the regular Tour’s four.  The fourth of five for the season comes this weekend in Akron, Ohio at Firestone Country Club – an event that is not just about world-class golf.  The Senior Players Championship is now the Kaulig…

Inflation expected to slow again in June, but high prices are still crushing Americans

A closely watched inflation report due Thursday is expected to show that price pressures within the economy continued to ease in June. Economists expect the consumer price index, which measures a range of goods that includes gasoline, health care, groceries and rent, to show that prices rose 3.1% in June, down from the 3.3% reading recorded the previous month. On a monthly basis, inflation is…

8 smart home devices on sale for Amazon Prime Day

Do you want to turn your house into a den full of smart technology that’s easy and fun to use? Look no further, Prime Day is here! From Ring doorbells to smart TVs and whole home Wi-Fi, Amazon has a whole suite of smart home products that will transform your home into one connected piece of advanced tech. Our list has everything you need to…

NATO forges closer ties with Asian partners in response to concerns over China

In the third year of the war in Ukraine, NATO is set to deepen relations with its four Indo-Pacific partners, which, although not part of the military alliance, are gaining prominence as Russia and China forge closer ties to counter the United States and the two Koreas support opposing sides of the conflict in Europe. The leaders of New Zealand, Japan and South Korea for…

GREG GUTFELD: Biden is like ‘the mad King, a senile dude’ who can barely hold on to the presidency

So with each passing day, it becomes clear that we’re living in a country run by a demented royal family. You got the mad King, a senile dude who can barely hold onto the presidency, much less his own bowels. You got the evil Queen, an ego-mad status seeker who demands to be called a doctor even though she’s not. It’s a doctorate in education….

SEAN HANNITY: They all lied, this is the ‘Joe Biden cognitive decline cover-up’

Fox News host Sean Hannity addresses calls for President Biden to ‘step aside’ as some Democrats and those from the media are now “all acting shocked.” SEAN HANNITY: Top Democrats have now called on his [Trump] opponent, Joe Biden, to step down. We’ve been hearing it since the debate. Multiple editorial boards have done the same. Left wing hosts, pundits, cable news have been pleading…

Billionaire investor Bill Ackman starts fundraising for new US fund

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman kicked off fundraising for a new U.S.-listed closed-end fund on Tuesday, an effort people familiar with the matter say could bring in as much as $20 billion, more than double his assets under management, some of that from retail investors. Last month, Ackman sold 10% of his firm, Pershing Square Capital Management, which has posted mostly strong double digit returns…

Over 2,000 pounds of frozen chicken products recalled over listeria concerns: USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that some frozen ready-to-eat chicken products are being recalled over listeria-related concerns. In a press release published on Friday, the USDA explained that the Canada-based importer Al Safa US LLC is recalling over 2,000 pounds of chicken kebabs and patties. Officials are concerned that the food items may contain the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, which causes listeriosis. The…